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176 pages
Sep 2005
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I Surrender All: Rebuilding A Marriage Broken By Pornography

by Clay & Renee Crosse with Mark Tabb

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Review:

While targeting one sin—pornography--I Surrender All smashes directly at the basis of all sin. This right-between-the-eyes book is a must read for every Christian.

Clay and Renee Crosse had everything worldly Christians ever hope for: fame, fortune, a beautiful home and family, selfishness cleverly disguised as Christian living. Then Clay, a newly-famous Christian singer, began to lose his voice. His long-standing addiction to pornography was bearing its evil fruit. God finally had Clay's attention.

I Surrender All tells this story from both Clay’s and Renee's standpoint. Clay speaks of his long coast toward Sodom, how God intervened, how he had to confess it to Renee, and his daily battle to stay with God and renounce lust. Renee describes her desperation, fear, bitterness, forgiveness, and the day to day struggle to cope with Clay's betrayal. Both confess the shallow Christianity that led to this sin. The subsequent sections describe, in their own words, how, with God's constant help, they rebuilt their lives. Some of the chapters are: Winning the Battle of the Mind; Discovering God's Design for Marriage; Recovering Passion; and Out of the Ashes. Their experiences make what they say about the American sex-drenched way-of-life believable. What the Crosse's assert about shallow Christianity leading into deep sin, and the desperate need to live totally as God's person, is superbly relevant for you and me no matter what our besetting sins might be.

Clay and Renee Crosse's experiences have brought them passionately close to their Lord and they now minister in tandem at their church, on the concert circuit, and in marriage enrichment seminars. Christian author and chaplain, Mark Tabb's literary expertise brings coherence and clarity to this important book. – Donna Eggett, Christian Book Previews.com

Book Jacket:

The true story of how one couple found their way out of the tangled web of pornography. Clay Crosse burst onto the contemporary Christian music scene with his 1994 hit "I Surrender All." And over the next four years, his star climbed higher and higher with more number-one hits and sold-out concerts. But beneath his success lurked a dark secret: He was addicted to pornography. No one knew he had a problem—not even Clay—until the day God took away his voice. What followed that day was a story of the power of grace and forgiveness. Now Clay and Renee tell their story with the prayer that it will help countless other marriages—perhaps even yours.